Creative kids on show for wearable art awards
PARTICIPANTS ranging from grades 311 took part in the annual Rotary wearable art competition at the Whitsunday Reef Festival on Saturday.
The event was again a great success, attracting eighteen stunning entries as the festival’s main stage was transformed by a stunning parade of wearable art.
Wearable art essentially involves the creation of interesting and eye-catching garments from unlikely materials and the entrants embraced this concept enthusiastically to the delight of the many people in the audience.
A number of colourful and innovative student creations were on display with entrants made up of Whitsunday and Mackay school students. Event founder Annie Lloyd-Lewis and Mackay designers JennyJo Carlson and Robyn Jackson served as the three judges and they were unanimous in their praise for the originality of the students’ entries. The Rotary Club of Airlie Beach sponsored the event as part of their youth initiatives program and cash prizes were awarded to entrants in all age categories.
The special award for outstanding creativity went to Isabella Demartini of Proserpine High and Taylor Just from Mackay North High School won both the innovative workmanship and the heart of the reef awards.
The full list of prize winners is on the Reef Festival website at www.whitsundayreeffestival.com.au.
COLOURFUL: Lani Murphy Year 6 Cannonvale State School chose eyecatching colours for her wearable art.
INSPIRING DESIGN: Alazay Lane of St Catherine’s College used cardboard and paper to create her wearable art. Photo Reflections from Life, Mackay